About Us


Empowerment through Knowledge and Action.


Daudnagar Organisation for Rural Development (DORD) is a non-governmental organization established in the year 1989 from few villages of Daudnagar Block of Aurangabad district by seven young persons who imbibed social, secular, non-political and philanthropic fervour. DORD works for the upliftment of the poor and marginalized sections of the society, empowerment of women in both urban and rural areas and eradicates poverty, diseases, malnutrition, patriarchal violence and exclusion and strives towards its vision of an empowered society. In the beginning, Mr. Raja had to overcome the impediments of dearth of funds, criticism by relatives for his audacious choice, and lack of experience and guidance in the field of social work. He met with his first breakthrough project in 1994 when DORD was awarded its first project, MCH Care Family Planning by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. From there on, there was no looking back as DORD grew in the last 24 years into a widely recognized NGO operating across 18 districts of Bihar. In this span of time it has worked on myriad projects like RCH programme (1994-1996) in the districts of Palamu and Kaimur as well as in Aurangabad, HIV/AIDS (Prevention) Awareness Programme (1996-1999) supported by NGO AIDS CELL, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Pehel – Support to gender issues like women empowerment, CARE India – to provide support services to ICDS programme in Aurangabad District, and HelpAge International and HelpAge India under AAG (Adopt A Granny) and free Cataract Surgeries project in DORD Hospital. DORD is running Short Stay Home (SSH) at Daudnagar in Aurangabad district of Bihar since 2001 with the support of Bihar Government through Women Development Corporation, Bihar. Women and girls in distress from domestic violence, dowry, eve-teasing, human trafficking, child marriage etc. can find rehabilitation and reconciliation to their husband / in-laws. This home provides livelihood skill training options like incense sticks making and cutting and sewing.
Dr. Mohammad Moinuddin Raja, a 41 year old Post Graduate in Commerce and a MBA is one of the Founders of DORD and came into this field of social work by choice. Dr. Raja was honoured by Mr. Justice M. Rama Jois, the then Governor of Bihar for serving the cause and care of poor persons in the year 2003-04 and was chosen a Leadership Development Mechanism (LDM) Fellow by International Institute of Education, USA through an elaborate selection process in 2002.


Full time staff :11
Part time staff:3
Contractual staff :101
Volunteers: 11
Total Receipts for 2015-2016 is INR 3,36,59,979
Total Payments for 2015-2016 is INR 3,95,74,722

Activities and reach for the latest full Financial Year

No. of Dalit Girls and women imparted training on Beautician : 39
No. of ASHA worker trained on RCH issues : 2172
No. of Elected women representative trained on RH issues: 245
No. of Cataract surgeries performed : 6210
No. of of power glasses distributed and restored vision among poor Older Persons: 2421
No. of Sewika and Sahayika trained: 162
No. of malnourished children rehabilitated: 123
No. of children taking formal modern education : 421